Because my wife is English, I’ve really been letting her know about the Fourth today. And about America and history and tea parties and independence. But she doesn’t seem to care, she is just more annoyed I am bothering her while she is trying to work. I told her that working on a day off is the most American thing of all and we just won again.
“But a 95th minute equalizer in the World Cup? With the United States throwing away a lead against Portugal, the team that possesses the greatest footballer on earth? That’s a genuinely heartbreaking sports thing. It’s okay to call that heartbreaking, because given the bizarre nature of the game, no one could have seen any of it coming. Absolutely nothing that happened in that game should have happened, and any outcome would have been acceptable … except that one. That outcome sucked, especially since the last USMNT game was as sane and believable as they come.”—USA vs. Portugal was a fair punch in the gut - SBNation.com (via peterwknox)
I saw Ronaldo’s perfect cross over and over as I drifted off to sleep last night. It was also the first thing I saw in my head when the alarm went off this morning.